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Rivers gets No. 55

Updated: 2:45 p.m.

That No. 58 Keith Rivers Bengals jersey is now a collector's item.

He finally got his number with Friday's uniform switch from 58 to 55. Although it took four months after the NFL Draft and one week after No. 55 Ahmad Brooks was cut.

Rivers, the Bengals first-round pick, wore the storied No. 55 at USC and had hoped to wear it here.

Monty Montague, the Bengals merchandise manager, said the Bengals Pro Shop should get the new jerseys in a few weeks to replace the stock of No. 58s that are already in stock.

"They will obviously be available at a reduced rate," Montague said. "We're careful with rookies about making a lot of jerseys, so we don't have a lot out there. If there was any time to do it, this is the best time. The earlier, the better."

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